Note: $12.00 is the day of show price.
Easily confused and very shy, Charlie Parr has been traveling around performing his Resonator-fueled folk songs ever since leaving Austin, Minnesota in the 1980s in search of Spider John Koerner–whom he found about 100 miles north at the Viking Bar. The experience changed his life, made him more or less unemployable, and transformed him into the force of nature known to fans today.
Those who have been following Charlie Parr through his escapades of nonstop touring already know that the Duluth-based songwriter has a way of carving a path straight to the gut. On his newest record, Dog, he digs deeper and hits those nerves quicker than ever before. In quieter moments, Parr confronts hard issues head-on, using only an acoustic guitar or banjo to light the way, then ramps up to raucous, punk-tinged soundscapes that make you want to howl at the moon.
Kyle Ollah is a folk fiddler, old-time banjo player, and singer-guitarist based out of Duluth, Minn. In late 2018 he released, Used To Wear That Old Straw Hat, but Now You Wear the Crown, an album compromised of what are traditionally solo-vocal folksongs, reimagined for guitar and five-string banjo accompaniment . Through the years Kyle has also spent a little time performing and recording with folk musician Charlie Parr, and in 2016 the two collaborated on the title track of Ollah’s EP, Wouldn’t Mind Working From Sun to Sun, as well as Parr’s Red House Records release, I Ain’t Dead Yet.